Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
"Over the last two years, security experts and election watchdogs have uncovered a wide array of significant design defects in DRE [direct recording electronic] voting machines. These machines, like other computers, are vulnerable to programmer error, equipment malfunction, and malicious attack."
Testimony before United States Election Assistance Commission, May 5, 2004
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"A project that brings together experts on voting issues from across the country to promote constructive dialogue among computer scientists, elections administrators, voting rights advocates, policymakers, the media and the public on the best methods for achieving in practice: fair, reliable, secure, accessible, transparent, accurate, accountable, and auditable public elections."
www.votingintegrity.org (accessed Apr. 20, 2006)
Working to ensure that election systems preserve the secret ballot, accuracy, privacy, integrity, and the proper tabulation of the voter's intent regardless of his or her physical condition, language of origin, or literacy ability.